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Berkeley chancellor blocks attempt to rescind invitation to Bill MaherOpen in a New Window

Student group that invites commencement speakers votes to rescind invitation to controversial comedian, but chancellor vetoes their move, citing the importance of free speech.

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Final gainful employment rules drop loan default rateOpen in a New Window

The Education Department releases its long-awaited gainful employment rules, making one key change and drawing complaints from both for-profits and their critics.


Survey of college presidents shows mixed views on climate surveys, politicsOpen in a New Window

Survey of college leaders finds significant minority in public sector feel pressure from governors. And as lawmakers want colleges to use climate surveys on sexual assaults, presidents support concept, but only a minority say their institutions are doing so.

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Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofitOpen in a New Window

One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit. 

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Lynn U. to launch iPad-powered distance education programs in fall 2015Open in a New Window

Lynn U.'s tablet revolution marches on. Its next initiative: affordable online degree programs delivered exclusively through iPads -- at tuition rates that are a fraction of what the university regularly charges.

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Conference speakers call for more harmonization of European higher educationOpen in a New Window

At conference on European higher education, speakers call for much more ambitious harmonization process to compete with the U.S. and China.

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Bates College administrators squash popular Halloween-time partyOpen in a New Window

As Bates College aims to combat excessive drinking, administrators anger students by unilaterally canceling a popular drinking event held until now every Halloween season.

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Massachusetts higher ed officials want a half billion dollars and better respectOpen in a New Window

Higher ed officials in Massachusetts, where private colleges have long dominated, ask for a major investment in the public system.

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Graduation rates for athletes hit record highOpen in a New Window

The NCAA's Graduation Success Rate for college athletes is at an all-time high, but critics continue to question its definition of success.

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Australian university says raising tuition will lead to scholarships for many more studentsOpen in a New Window

Prominent university says government's proposal to deregulate tuition will allow it to give scholarships to a third of its students; critics say Sydney's plan will help it cream students from other universities.


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